Landmark status gives historic structures commercial appeal

Council vote latest example in Houston of a movement to include preservation as part of redevelopment.

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Houston Heights

City Looks At Ways To Get More People On Bikes

Safety, access to bike paths, and bike facilities maintenance to be examined as part of City Bike Plan review.

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Jul. 27, 2015Houston Chronicle

Work looms to return Allen to parkway status

Lane closings are scheduled to start soon along Allen Parkway – slowing traffic – so workers can complete a redesign of the road – meant to slow traffic.

The long-planned overhaul, which will add parking along Buffalo Bayou’s popular trail system and improve connections between the parkway and intersecting streets, starts next Monday, officials with the Houston Downtown Redevelopment Authority said. Work on the $11 million redesign should conclude before the Free Press Summer Festival at Eleanor Tinsley Park in late May or early June. Continue Reading »

Jul. 26, 2015Office of Council Member Ellen Cohen

PUBLIC MEETING: W. Alabama Reconstruction

Council Member Cohen and the Public Works & Engineering Department invite you to a public meeting seeking community input on the upcoming reconstruction of W. Alabama St, from Weslayan St to Almeda Rd. Continue Reading »

Jul. 24, 2015City of Houston

Mayor Parker Releases Statement on HERO Court Ruling

Obviously, I am disappointed and believe the court is in error with this eleventh hour ruling in a case that had already been decided by a judge and jury of citizens.  Nonetheless, we will proceed with the steps necessary for City Council to consider the issue.  At the same time, we are consulting with our outside counsel on any possible available legal actions.  Continue Reading »

Jul. 24, 2015Houston Chronicle

Texas Supreme Court says city must repeal HERO or put it on ballot

The Texas Supreme Court ruled Friday that Houston City Council must repeal the city’s equal rights ordinance or place it on the November ballot.  Continue Reading »